July rainfall across Australia dips to 43% below average, BoM reports

The Guardian | Aug 3, 2020 at 7:30 PM
  • Rainfall across Australia was 43% below average in July, continuing a long-term drying trend consistent with rising atmospheric greenhouse gas emissions, the weather bureau says.
  • The dry July followed a wetter start to the year that brought much-needed rain after the hottest and driest year on record in 2019 and the horrific 2019-20 bushfire season.
  • Much of Western Australia, eastern Victoria and NSW and the Cape York Peninsula were hotter than the long-term average, but some places in South Australia and Victoria recorded their lowest July average daily temperature since modern records began.